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Election 2016: What it means for transit

November 9, 2016

Following a contentious election, American voters have given control of congress to the Republican Party, which has taken the White House and retained control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Given the disparity between Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposals and the 2016 Republican Party Platform, there is a lot of work NARP staff will need to do to map out a strategic plan for...

D.C.-Maryland-Virginia Passengers—Speak now, or forever hold your piece! (DEADLINE TODAY!)

October 25, 2016

In the wake of a series of serious safety incidents, WMATA launched a “SafeTrack” accelerated track work program to address a growing maintenance backlog. SafeTrack accelerates three years' worth of work into approximately one year, by closing earlier and introducing extended service outages during the week. Now, WMATA executives are saying they need to reduce service even more to meet longte...

Vote for Amtrak Guest Rewards Card on USA Today Poll

October 25, 2016

Those who prefer to travel by rails can benefit from the Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard. Perks include a 20,000-point bonus offer, no foreign transaction fees, a 5-percent points rebate on Amtrak redemption travel and bonus points per dollar spent on Amtrak or other qualifying travel. And now, you can vote in support of Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard at USA TODAY, where it has been...

Hey, Candidates: What about infrastructure???

October 8, 2016

No matter who you plan on voting for, it’s important that voters get a chance to hear about how presidential candidates would deal with country’s problems if they were elected to the White House. Unfortunately, the first debate was light on substance about one critical issue: infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates there is a $3.6 trillion backlog in transportation i...

VOTER ALERT: Infrastructure Projects Coming to a Ballot Near You

September 28, 2016

While the presidential and congressional elections dominate the national headlines, state ballot measures across the U.S. are attempting to remedy the deficit in transportation investment created by federal inaction. On November 8, voters across the nation will consider more than $200 billion worth of transportation related ballot measures—and pollsters are saying, due to public frustration with...